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Road Safety Lessons At Local School

13 March 2014

A Costain team in the West Country has provided a boost for road safety.

During the recent National Road Safety Week, the team working on North Somerset Council’s Weston Package, visited Bournville Primary School with fellow Weston Package contractors Alun Griffith Contractors to deliver important road safety messages the local children.

Staff from both contractors addressed 150 children about the infrastructure project and current local road safety issues such as; the use of mobile phones whilst driving, wearing seat belts, cyclist awareness and driving through the temporary road works. The children were each given a road safety booklet and were asked to challenge their parents, grandparents and carers about their behaviours in regards to the four road safety aspects.

Head Teacher, Adam Matthews, said: “I am very grateful to the two companies for taking the time to visit our school. The children reacted very well to the road safety messages and I feel certain that many will live up to the challenge set."

Brian Greaves, Community Relations Manager for Costain, said: “As a former police officer I am only too aware of the dangers that our roads present and by using the emotional leverage of children, we hope to influence the behaviours of motorists in this area. By working closely with North Somerset Council and Alun Griffiths Contractors we can make a real difference”.